Where to Go When You are in Norway on a Holiday


Norway is a quiet and lush place in the Scandinavian part of the globe. Though the country does not have that many monuments and structures compared to Italy and France, it more than makes up for its verdant surroundings and fresh air. So instead of sightseeing, people on a Norway holiday usually do nature tripping, hiking and sports activities in Norway. This however does not mean that Norway is without any sights for tourists to enjoy. Its just that the tour will be more on the adventure-nature side as opposed to city walks that are often the fad with citified European countries.

Below are some of the sights that you can visit in Norway:

1. North Cape

This is perhaps Norways most popular attraction. Here you will find one of the most breathtaking sights in the world. The views of the cliffs are both enlivening and soothing to the senses. Of course, there is also the fact that you can claim to everybody in your town that you have been to the northern end of Europe. That will be quite an anecdote for your friends.

2. The Geirangerfjord

Mother nature has definitely endowed this part of the world with so much gifts. With its majestic waterfalls and cliffs, nothing can surpass the beauty of the Geirangerfjord. The area is actually quite popular with tourists. A visit to Norway is never complete without this in the itinerary. Besides sight seeing, you can also hike and follow a nature trail. Fishing and boating are also activities that tourists can enjoy.

3. Wharf from the 14th century
One of the sights to see in the country is the old Norwegian town of Bergen where a wharf from the 14th century is still standing. The area still has the centuries old Hanseatic buildings that your album from the Norway trip should not be without. Up until now, there are more than 50 buildings still standing in the area. The town has become a preservation triumph and is not a UNESCO World Heritage site.

4. Lillehammer
This is another area in Norway that attracts tons of visitors every year, mostly because of how it is so close to Lake Mjosa and also with its many offerings of outdoor activities. The area was in fact the venue for the Winter Olympics in 1994.

5. The town of Trondheim
Like the Bergen Wharf, the town of Trondheim also retained a lot of its historical buildings. Take advantage of the tours that are being offered in the area. It is a good way to visit the historical structures and at the same time learn about the history of the town. Dont miss visiting what they call the Trondheim Torg, which is considered to be the worlds largest sundial.

With its beautiful mountains and lakes, Norway is a must-go destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Though it does not have the citified air of Paris or Rome, Norway is still one of the best place to go to when you are on a holiday.


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